44 Questions for Congregational Self-Appraisal

by Lyle Schaller. Abingdon Press, 1998.

This list provides 44 assessment questions, ranging from staff to identity, to consider before taking the next steps.


questions include "What do we do best?", "How do others see us?", "How much staff do we need?"

Best For

clergy and lay leaders from any faith tradition


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • Before a full assessment, discuss pertinent topics in this book and prioritize next steps as a small group.
  • Narrow what additional resources you will need by using the questions in this book.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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